Trump attends jury selection for his criminal trial in NY; the first to a former ruler – El Sol de México

The former president of USA donald trump (2017-2021) arrived this Monday at Manhattan Criminal Court for attend jury selection for your criminal trialhe first in US history. to a former rulerwhere in the coming weeks he will face charges of falsifying business documents to help cover up an affair with a porn actress.

Trump arrived today at the edge of 9:00 local time (13:00 GMT) at the court, a place that is full of police and where there is one concentration of hundreds of journalists; as well as dozens of followers and opponents of the Republican magnate who this year seeks his re-election.

He criminal trial in which he faces 34 felony charges and up to four years in prison could last between six and eight weeks.

Today is the starting signal for jury selection by prosecutors and Trump’s lawyers, a process that could last up to two weeks.

“The love of 200 million”

Before entering the court, trump said on his social network, Truth Social: “When I walk into that courtroom, I know I will have the love of 200 million Americans behind me, and I will fight for the freedom of 325 million Americans!”.

Trump noted last week that selection of the twelve jurors “It’s largely luck.”

To the jury candidates They will not be asked about their affiliations policiesbut about what media they use to get information, if they worked for Trump or attended one of his rallies, for example.

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Although today’s session is dedicated to the jury selectiona process that can take up to two weeks, the Expectation is maximum in the court environment.

A lot of security and expectation

Around the Manhattan Criminal Court and the Trump Tower on Fifth Avenue, where Trump will remain during the trial, police NY it has closed access areasincreased the cameras security and monitor social networks to try to detect any threats, according to CNN.

Due to new york ruleshe judgment It will not be televised, but there will be great media expectation that will “camp” both in front of Trump Tower and near the Manhattan Criminal Court.

Will Trump testify?

Last week, at a press conference in Florida, trump said will testify at triala process he described as a “scam” and “trap“.

“Is a interference electoral on the part of the Administration Biden“, he pointed out to the press and returned to deny the accusation and repeat that it is a political witch hunt.

Yeah trump taking the stand would be another historic moment, however, according to experts, this is unlikely to happen, since Trump would have to answer a series of questions under oath.

The New York prosecutors They point out that the former president intentionally withheld business records to cover up a $130,000 payment to Michael CohenTrump’s lawyer and right-hand man, made the porn actress Stormy Daniels in the months before Trump was elected president in 2016.

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Cohenwho is expected to be a key witness for the prosecutionsaid made the payment following instructions from Trump.

It is also expected that Hope HicksTrump’s former White House aide, takes the stand.

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